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WSDG Attends Toronto’s Green Business Forum, Meets with OSEA

WSDG’s CEO Tarek Alfarra and CSO Ian Chow took part in Toronto City Hall’s and GTAA Partners in Project Green’s “Green Business Forum” that was held at Toronto City Hall on Wednesday. The Forum, which saw the participation of a number of Ontario based sustainability-driven enterprises emphasized how adopting a green philosophy and approach benefits not only the environment, but is also good for business. Participants shared innovative ideas and success stories in sustainability projects and ventures across the province and Canada. At the event, Alfarra and Chow explored avenues of cooperation in best practice knowledge transfer and partnership development with …

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WSDG Tours OSEA’s Green Energy Doors Open 2016

WSDG partners Tarek Alfarra and Ian Chow took part in this year’s edition of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s “Green Energy Doors Open” province-wide three-day expo where they toured and cemented links with a number of participating community and commercial sustainable energy entities and businesses across Ontario, Canada. In Elora, Alfarra and Chow visited Anvil Crawler Development Corp’s offices – located in a purpose built 500 KW solar building – and examined their new off-grid electric vehicle car charger and portable and scalable off-grid “AC Power House”, which is designed to provide a 24-hour solar energy output. They also met …

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WSDG Takes Part in DesignJam, Toronto

WSDG partners Tarek Alfarra and Ian Chow participated in a conference discussing the re-energization of the economy through social entrepreneurship and innovation. The conference, dubbed “DesignJam”, which was hosted by the Strategic Innovation Lab (sLAB) from OCAD University and held simultaneously at Algoma University in Toronto and Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, brought together social innovation experts from government, community organizations, industry and academic experts. Speakers included Andre Morriseau from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), Dr. Gayle Broad from the Algoma University’s NORDIK Institute, Ushnish Sengupta from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of …

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Welcome to Waterloo Sustainable Development Group

Hello all! Welcome to the first post of Waterloo Sustainable Development Group (WSDG). We are a consulting firm in the field of sustainable development looking for solutions to some of the world’s most challenging issues; from poverty to climate change, to conflict and resource security. As our world grows in population, our resources diminish and waste increases, compounded by actions on the geo-politcal stage, we face a new challenge for humanity – sustaining ourselves. Here at WSDG, we aim to face these challenges and work with different partners to improve the state of the world and empower communities through several different …

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